Former Newcastle United head coach John Carver predicted on BBC Radio 5 live Sport last Friday evening (February 5) that Sunderland will get relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.
“They (Sunderland) have fluttered with relegation for the last two or three years,” said Carver. “I would love them to stay up because it is good for the area of North East, but unfortunately I think with Villa and Norwich, they could be doomed.”
Sunderland are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 20 points from 25 matches.
The Black Cats are four points behind 17th-placed Newcastle United and are in real danger of dropping down to the Championship at the end of the season.
Sam Allardyce’s side failed to win at the weekend, playing out a 2-2 draw with Liverpool away from home at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Sunderland, though, can still escape the drop, especially as sides around them are not doing great at the moment.
Bottom side Aston Villa look doomed, while Norwich City, Newcastle, Swansea City, Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion are all in danger of finishing in the bottom three.
Sunderland will return to action next weekend when they take on Manchester United at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League.